Tougher electrical safety standards for tenants

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published recommendations for new safety measures to better protect private tenants

Public sector cuts limiting FM outsourcing potential

A study has found that growth in facilities management outsourcing has been limited by cuts in public sector budgets.

Scottish council plans schools meals 365 days a year

North Lanarkshire Council is proposing to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ and provide school meals 365 days a year to children from low income families.

£10 million winter social care fund for Welsh councils

Vaughan Gething has announced that an additional £10 million is being made available to local authorities in Wales to assist social services.

Newcastle pursues healthier local food economy

Newcastle City Council has revealed its Newcastle Good Food Plan to build a more sustainable and diverse nutritional culture.

Extra £7 million for Bath’s children and adult care services

Bath & North East Somerset Council has approved budget plans that include an extra £7 million will be spent on children and adult care services.

No follow up support for one in three dementia diagnoses

One in three people with a life-changing diagnosis of dementia don’t get the follow up NHS support they are supposed to.

£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

We need more housing help for elderly, say MPs

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that a national strategy for older people's housing is needed to bring together and improve current policy.

Local authorities should offer NHS Health Checks

Local authorities should ensure all local residents eligible for a free NHS Health Check get an invite to help lower the risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

Lack of funding undermining care workforce

The NAO has warned that a lack of planning and funding has undermined the care sector to the extent that it can no longer fill key posts.

Compulsory mental health counselling for secondary schools

The LGA has said that every secondary school in the country should be given the funding to offer independent mental health counselling to all pupils.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

£310 million to be spent on care in Staffordshire

Despite social care pressures, Staffordshire County Council has announced that a record £310 million will be spent on care this year.

Joint inquiry launched on long-term social care funding

The Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry on the long-term funding of adult social care.

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